Easy Tips On How To Use Gumtree To Buy And Sell in Durban

Gumtree Durban is your free ticket to easy buying and selling as well as finding the right services around the city.

The site provides vital information about goods and services for sale in a particular location. While you can log in to search for what to buy from sellers, it also nice to know that you can be the seller. Thus, if you follow the right steps, then you are one click away from selling those things you don’t need anymore.

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Is it really free?

Generally, using Gumtree is free, but there’s a limit to the freebies. Apparently, certain services attract a service fee depending on the what you need.

However, if the services you need require payment, you’ll be asked to review and accept the terms that will be clearly disclosed at the time you post your ad. Thus, you will be responsible for paying the Gumtree fees when the time comes.

Stipulated rules for Gumtree users

  • Users have to be eighteen years old and above.
  • You can only have one account. This is because fees are per person, not per account. Thus, if you’re caught using more than one account to avoid posting fees, you will be cut off.
  • When setting up your account, add the right information to the right fields to avoid clustering. That way, you’ll have more room to describe what you are bringing to the market.
  • Also, endeavour to use clean, clear and accurate photos. Don’t make the mistake of using the pictures to lie about what you’re selling.
  • Don’t add links to other websites in your ad. There is a special field for this when you post your ad.
  • Always choose the best category for your ad.
  • English is the official language. Vernacular is not allowed.
  • One ad per item, and one item per ad. Also, just so nobody gets confused, don’t post duplicate ads.
  • Make sure you have the item at hand before you try to sell it.
  • No spam is allowed to maintain a clean community.
  • There are certain things you are not allowed to sell on Gumtree Durban or any Gumtree site. Take a look here.
  • In conclusion, if you have sold it, take the ad down to avoid confusion.

Penalty for breaking the rules

Your ads will be removed if you keep breaking the rules. While you will receive an email with a clear explanation on why your ad was removed, you might not get a refund for payments made if the situation continues.

Here are all the categories for Gumtree Durban;

Automotive Vehicles
Cars & Bakkies
Auto Parts & Accessories
Motorcycles & Scooters
Motorcycle Parts & Accessories
Caravans & Trailers
Classic & Vintage Cars
Medium & Heavy Commercials
Farm Vehicles & Equipment

Flat Share & House Share
Houses & Flats For Rent
Houses & Flats For Sale
Holiday Homes
Land & Plots For Sale
Car Parks & Storage
Commercial Properties
Short Term
Other Property

Accounting & Finance jobs
Advertising & Marketing jobs
Arts & Entertainment jobs
Banking jobs
Childcare & Babysitting jobs
Clerical & Administrative jobs
Computing & IT jobs
Construction & Skilled trade jobs
Customer Service jobs
Engineering & Architecture jobs
Farming & Veterinary jobs
Gardening & Landscaping jobs
Health & Beauty jobs
Healthcare & Nursing jobs
Hotel Jobs
Housekeeping & Cleaning jobs
Human Resources jobs
Internship jobs
Legal jobs
Logistics & Transportation jobs
Manual Labour jobs
Manufacturing Jobs
Mining Industry jobs
Office jobs
Part-time & Weekend jobs
Restaurant & Bar jobs
Retail jobs
Sales & Telemarketing jobs
Security jobs
Sports Club jobs
Teaching jobs
Travel & Tourism jobs
General jobs

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Job Seekers
Accounting & Finance CVs
Advertising & Marketing CVs
Arts & Entertainment CVs
Banking Work CVs
Childcare & Babysitting CVs
Clerical & Administrative CVs
Computing & IT CVs
Construction & Skilled trade CVs
Customer Service CVs
Engineering & Architecture CVs
Farming & Veterinary CVs
Gardening & Landscaping CVs
General Worker CVs
Health & Beauty CVs
Healthcare & Nursing CVs
Hotel Work CVs
Housekeeping & Cleaning CVs
Human Resources CVs
Internship CVs
Legal Work CVs
Logistics & Transportation CVs
Manual Labour CVs
Manufacturing CVs
Mining Industry CVs
Office Work CVs
Restaurant & Bar CVs
Retail CVs
Sales & Telemarketing CVs
Security CVs
Sports Club Work CVs
Teaching CVs
Travel & Tourism CVs
Weekend & Part-time Jobs CVs

Automotive Services
Building & Trades
Chauffeur & Airport transfer
Child Care & Education Services
Cleaning Services
Computer & IT Services
Courses & Training
DJ & Entertainment services
Event Services
Health & Beauty services
Fitness & Personal Training services
Landscaping & Gardening services
Legal Services
Party & Catering
Pet Services
Photography & Video services
Real estate services
Recruitment services
Removals & Storage
Tax & Financial services
Travel Agents & Tours
Wedding Venues & services
Other services

Home & Garden
Antiques & Collectables
Garden & Braai
Home decor & interiors
Home appliances
DIY & Tools

Mobile Phones & Telephones
Cameras & Video Cameras
Video Games & Consoles
TV & DVD Equipment
Audio & Music Equipment
Other Electronics

Baby & Kids
Children’s Clothing
Children’s Furniture
Car Seats & Travel
Prams & Strollers
Children’s Gear & Safety
Maternity & Pregnancy

Boats & Watercraft
Boats & Jet Skis
Yachts & Sailboats
Kayaks & Paddle Boats
Boat Parts & Accessories
Other Watercraft

Businesses For Sale
Office Equipment & Furniture
Store & Catering Equipment
Industrial Machinery

Wedding Wear
Jewellery & Watches

Dogs & Puppies
Cats & Kittens
Horses & Ponies
Livestock & Poultry
Other Pets
Pet Accessories

Sports & Leisure
Camping Gear
Sports, Bicycles & Fitness
Books & Games
Musical Instruments

Charity Donations

Activities & Hobbies
Classes & Adult Education
Lost & Found
Musicians & Artists
Carpool & Rideshare
Language Courses & Training
Sports & Sports Partners
Travel Partners & Companions
Missed Connections

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Events, Gigs & Nightlife
Flea Market & Jumble Sale

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Note that the aforementioned categories are not just unique to Gumtree Durban users.

Follow these steps to post ads on Gumtree Durban:

  • Click the “Post Ad” tab at the top of any Gumtree page.
  • Choose a category for your ad.
  • Enter a title, price (if applicable), and description in the right fields.
  • Then enter your email address and click the “Post Your Ad” button.
  • A message will be sent to your email from Gumtree.

Again, to enjoy all the benefits of Gumtree Durban, follow the stipulated rules guiding the website. Also, stay away from banned items.

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